With their demands not being met, the Petroleum Dealers Association of Meghalaya (PDAM) has moved ahead to ramp up its protest and gave a call of ‘No Purchase-No Sale’ on November 25 – it would be applicable statewide.
The decision was taken following the closure of supplies to four petrol pumps (retail outlets) in Meghalaya by the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU).
The four retail outlets include M/s Mylliem Service Station (Mylliem-HPCL), M/s Ri-Lyngngam Service Station (Riangdo-IOCL) and M/s Power Point Service Station (Khliehriat-HPCL) belonging to four dealers who are closely related to each other.
Addressing media persons president of the association and former MLA, Kennedy Khyriem said, the four dealers have jointly filed a writ petition before the Guwahati High Court, which in its order September 20, suspended the unlawful directive of APMU, to close supplies to their petrol pumps.
According to him, the order passed by the court had been furnished to all – Oil Marketing Companies and the district administrations.
Khyriem said in view of this, the association has resolved to call for a ‘No purchase no sale strike’ on November 25 demanding immediate permission to the 4 dealers to load MS and HSD and let them continue the trade.